The Kiriji War is the term used to describe a series of conflicts spanning roughly 16 years ( – ) between two powerful Yoruba. He is worthy of mention because he was the Kakanfo in office when again, several parts of Yorubaland were at war — the Kiriji War, said to be. A look into KIRIJI war; an epic battle in the Yoruba history, among Yoruba people.

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They enjoyed absolute protection from external aggression by the mighty Oyo Empire until its generalissimo, the Aare Ona-Kakanfo, revolted against the Alaafin. In the south it faced the Egba and Ijebu.

They think it is that sticks and stones hide and seek chasing games they were playing with themselves calling it “war”. Inthe revolt against Ibadan rule started with the massacre of Ibadan officials in Ijesha, Igbomina and Ekiti. How did the Ijesha come to settle in western Ekitiland? In Ife and Ogbomoso, arrangements had to be worked out by which immigrants could live alongside an existing population Agiri, ; Oyediran, After two final incidents, the bombardment of Oyo in Ayandele, and the capture of Ilorin by the Royal Niger Company ineffective colonial control was established throughout most of Yorubaland.

To ascend the place and have a full glimpse of the site, you have to walk on ascending steps to land there.

The attacking forces at this time were in three groups. As predicted by Ogedengbe kirjii the Ibadans would attack Ilesa, they came and pounced on the Ijesa heavily. Ogedengbe did not take the emissaries serious because of disappointments he did not take the emissaries serious because of the disappointments he had received from the kirii Ijesa High Chiefs.


Fabunmi knew that what he did would lead to war so he went to his motherland for support so as to fight against the Ibadan monarch.

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Peace Treaty Site This arena was the site where all stakeholders converged to sign a treaty that ended the over years of intra-racial Yoruba wars. The reasons for the delay were complex. He was said to have died at the camp located in Igbajo. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Some of this stuff is kind of confusing to me. Eventually, Ibadan found itself fighting on five fronts. Say no to the above.

Kiriji War

After two final incidents, the bombardment of Oyo in and the capture of Ilorin by the Royal Niger Company ineffective colonial control was established throughout most of Yoruba land. The Lagos government was under instructions from London and Accra to keep out of the conflict, kiirji though the fighting was having serious effects on the economic life of the colony.

Are their languages mutually intelligible? After the attitude of the administration started kifiji change.

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Bythe Ibandan troops were fidgeting so, from their Igbajo base, Are Latosisa sent to Alaanfin of Oyo to contact the Residents of the colonial British Government, and find means of settlement because the Ijesas in alliance with the Ekitis generally are super difficult to succumb to the Oyos wishes.

Latoosa saw his error of judgement, and turned, entered his chambers, and took poison. The forces of Ibadan victorious in detail a force of rebellious Yorubas including soldiers from IlorinEkitiIla and Ijesha. He was succeeded by the Aremo Adelu, and Kurunmi refused to recognize the succession. Catholic secretariat bars priests from political pronouncement. How long have they or I should say we been there for?

As you journey on, you get to a waar where no vehicle can navigate the roads, which are mere bush paths. They were beaten off, and the Ibadan capture of Ilesha in marked the high point of Ibadan power Akintoye, Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The result was the Ijebu expedition of Ayandele, The parties then signed a treaty in Lagos with Governor Maloney which provided for the independence of the Ekitiparapo towns and the evacuation of Modakeke, to suit Ife.


Some of the Osun towns like Osogbo had willingly come under Ibadan protection. No one could say he Aare Latosisa returned to Ibadan because any war lost by the Aare of Ibadan would be the last outing for him in or outside Ibadan.

How Ekiti couple traded blames over domestic violence 6th December The king of Ilorin sent his forces, led by Ajia, to join his allies around Ikurin. Even Fadeyi Oloro consulted and if they ask me to go then I won’t stop until I am crowned the next Soun Ogbomosho lol!

At this juncture, Yoruba land was sitting on a keg of gun powder waiting for a little spark to explode with a full blast war. Law and order broke down. But because of the high value of the farms, I think government can only develop the parts that are meant for tourism and spare the other parts of the farms. Alafin of Oyo and the Oni of Ile-Ife were involved, but neither was trusted by the other, and Ife later joined in the fighting.

No one can say exactly the date Chief Ogedengbe was born. Kingdoms of the Yoruba.

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